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2004 2.5T AWD XC90 Muffler Replacement

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2004 2.5T AWD XC90 Muffler Replacement

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hi guys,
Does know one know if there are any after market mufflers for XC90s? My muffler needs replacement and the new ones are very expensive. I was just wondering if anyone has found a cheaper muffler alternatives?
some are on eBay but not sure if they would be a good option:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Exhaust-Muffler-Assembly-Quiet-Flow-Muffler-Assembly-fits-03-05-Volvo-XC90-/261532840037?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ce4927065&vxp=mtr

Please let me know
Thanks
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Re: 2004 2.5T AWD XC90 Muffler Replacement

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Re: 2004 2.5T AWD XC90 Muffler Replacement

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I'd go with this one; http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carco ... ttype,5872

Rockauto is a decent place to look first! $150 for a NEW 160 amp alternator convinced me!
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Re: 2004 2.5T AWD XC90 Muffler Replacement

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Thanks guys for the info.

MRJEL:
I was looking at it earlier but it says only for FWD. Someone else had mentioned it would be different for the AWD, it won't fit because of the AWD system. can someone confirm this?

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netasp wrote:Thanks guys for the info.

MRJEL:
I was looking at it earlier but it says only for FWD. Someone else had mentioned it would be different for the AWD, it won't fit because of the AWD system. can someone confirm this?

Thanks
I would ask Rockauto for item's fitment.
Give the OE part number.
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Re: 2004 2.5T AWD XC90 Muffler Replacement

Post by cn90 »

Muffler is tricky business.

Although Walker, Starla are good names, nothing matches the Volvo OEM muffler.

It all depends how long you want to keep the car.

The link xHeart provided above showed Volvo muffler at $335. which is not a bad price, considering that it lasts 10 years+.
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Post by regent »

Volvo of Lisle is a decent source that I often use.
The $335 part pos. 3 on the diag. however, looks more like the resonator. The final stage (muffler) is actually pos. 13 and appears to be twice the price, no?
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it's between part # 13 or part # 21, which is about $608. This Volvo dealer sells it for $623 which is showing as part # 10 (it's the rear muffler)
http://www.thevpstore.com/parts/2004/Vo ... mCallOut=6

I would love to keep my car for the next 10 years but, it is already at 186,000 KM and I am hoping to keep it for the next 2-3 years at least
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Your odo of 186,000km (116K miles) is nothing. I have a 1998 S70 GLT with 165K miles, running strong.
Your XC90 will easily last another 10 years, the only question is do you want to keep it that long.
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Re: 2004 2.5T AWD XC90 Muffler Replacement

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oh for sure I do, other than some people tell me I would at some point have to replace the transmission, I have no concerns, apparently those models have weaker transmission, but I figured I can get a used one if it goes out on me...
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